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IIILLSIiOROUGII. HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECKMBKIi 3. 1857.
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mnrriril duly of thirty years old."
-ry evening I see i n tliir beds
A "linker's diizeil" of curly heads.
J'.sery morning my slumbers greet
Tlio palter, putter, putter, of twenty-nix feet;
T'li hen little hearts are always in 11 fl utter,
Till thirteen little mouths are filled with bread
I biivii litt U toiif iihr aro busy nil day long,
And thirteen littlo hands, with doing iioiiie-
Till 1 nm fni n to do,
W h!i nil energy, too,
An rl Id tli d.l wdin-iii thai tivd In the shoe,
And wden my p.ior dusbaii I comes dome from
Tired nini litni'jry, nnd fierce ns ti Turk,
Whnldo yei think the picture do sees?
A legion of bullies till in n breeze
J nli ii ny a crying,
And I.uoy i sighing,
And worn out mamma, with her hair all a fly
ing: Strong ii ii . I nn gry W I Ilium dentine; little Nelly;
(hurley in Hie pantry, eati ng cm r nil jell y;
II iehsrd hi rn It i"g ron ml in pupa's SiiiiiIhv coat ;
Harry at the plasn, with u razor at hia throHt;
Kobort geH di finnerii crimhod wlieu Susy
aliiits tho door,
iYlitlputea tlielr .Mcliiliff W illi n 101 u - loiliuier
Btby at the c.o:il-lipl liurrien to begin,
'l'drowini; In h i mite to the oiiivrr-ul din.
Ainu! my lord and muster, being ruther weak
Begn to loie his patienra iu the stiinniiig
Anil then tho frilitened littlo ones all fly to
ma Tor aheiier;
And so the drama closes 'mid n general beltvr
I'll civs you my mime, lest you think me i
Yours, very respectfully, Mrs. John Smith.
BY JAMES MONTGOMERY.
The broken ties of happier days,
How often do they s em
To come before our meulnl gaze,
J.ike a rememlmrod dream.
Armful UHcach dissevered chain
In s; ; I ling ruin lies ;
A ii d e . : i 'ii y hand sliai I iin'er again
1 ni' 'ln se broken ties.
The p .renin of nnr youlliftil homo,
Tho kindred that wo loved,
Far from our ariiix perch uico may roam,
To desert sas renjovod.
Oft vm havo wnlrln-d their parting breath,
And closed their weary eyes;
And sighed to think how xu lly dentil
Can sever humuu ties.
Tins friends, the loved ones of our youth,
They too have, gone or rhanji'd,
Or worse than all, their love mid truth
Are darkened and estranged.
They meet us in the glittering throng;
With cold averted eyes,
And wonder that we weep lhir wroiig,
And mourn our broken Iks.
Cd! who In a harsh world like this
Could heir his lot of pain,
Did not one iiiuinnt hope of bliss,
Unclouded yet remain.
That hope the Sovereign Lord has given.
Who reigns above the skies,
Hope that it ni i eH our souls to Heaven,
!y fuilh's enduring lien.
Knell care, ene.h III of mortal birth,
Is sent in pitying love,
To lift Inn lingering heart from earth,
And speed its llight above,
And every p'liig that wings the br)ast,
And every joy lJi.it dies,
Tel s us to seek u purer rest,
And trust to holier ties.
A Sketch for Children.
From the Youth's Penny Magazine.
THE GRACE OF MEEKNESS.
"Blessed are the week: for they shall inherit
the earth,"—Matthew v., 5.
"I will not play with you," nail Mary
Leo to a littln ;irl with n basket of
chips on her arm. "I will not play
with any ono who lias bare feet, and
auch a rapped, dit ty dress on."
l'oor little Susan looked down upon
Iter well-patched frock, and said, "You
shall not call mo rnrjred and dirty, Ma
ry, for mother has mended all the holes,
and washed it real clean, and you know
I have only one pair of shoes, and if I
wore them every day they would be
worn out before I could get any money
o buy another pair, and then I should
havo none to go to Sunday-school with."
"JUit why don't your mother yive you
t co pair of shoes?"
"Because she is so poor," answered Su
san, "that she can hardly make out
to pay her rent and buy u.i bread and
"Well!" said Mary Lee, with a loud
lau-jU, "I should think it hard if I had
nothing to cat but bread and potatoes;
and I'm glud my father can afford
to ve luo plenty of shoes, and
HtoeV'mgn too, and three nieo frocks be
sides; ami so, Susau Jones, sinco you
can't dre.s any better, you must not ex
pect - to play witli you. And bhe
li"d rudely past Susan, nearly knock
' - basket off her arm, and scat
tei i.iii; tlio chips over tlio walk.
Susan's palo faco turned very red,
and, catching up tho ' largest stick, she
was. just Toin to run after Mary Lee,
and beat, her, but all ut mice u better
thought f eemed to come into her mind.
Tho angry blood left her cheek, and
she, stooped down, and patiently gather
ed tlio scattered sticks again, and put
them in her basket.
' When she came homo hor mother
paid, '.'.Ql'v Husio I am glad you arc
cutiitt!., The baby is so cross! I want you
to play with him, whilo 1 inih my
wash. AVhat kept you bo luii", my
Susan was tempted to tell her mother
liow badly Mary Leo had behaved; but
she remembered her teacher had told
lier it was bettor not to talk of tho evil
we received ftuiu others, but to forgive
and pray for those wlio used us ill. So
pho only said, "! stopped to talk with
Mary Loo, mother; but if I had known
the, baby ;wuij. cross I would not have
btaved away so long."
Tho baby loved Susan, because hhe
was always kind nnd patient with him,
and Susan loved the baby, ton; though,
as he was net a healthy child, he was
often cross, and she had to think of a
great many ways to amuse him, that he
might not keep their mother from her
work. This evening ho was very much
pleased with some smooth blocks that
Susan had picked up among tho chips;
and when ho was tired of those, she
took him on her lap, and sang a little
nyrnn to mm that slie li.nl learned at
school, and presently ho was in a sound
sleep. Then, after Susnn had laid him
down, she was rea 'y M :ut the room in
order, nnd set, the table for their mipper
of bread nnd hot rol.iloes '
AVIiilo elio was so usefully employed
her heart grew very light and happy
nnd she quite f n-L'ot the unkind wnr.'l.
nnd scornful looks of proud Mary Lee
lien her mother sat down to sew af
ter supper, Susan sat down beside her
- li i . i
' ' ' -ise w mcu tier readier
had given her for the next Sunday. It
was, "Ulessed are (he meek; for thev
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-nan mucin tue earth.
'm. thor, said she, "my teacher told
tne that blessed means happy, and that
meek people are those who do not scon
get angry, or try to hurt those who hurt
them; and she said, too, that meek peo
ple were contented with what God Was
pleased to give them, whether it
little or much."
"That is (jitite true," said her mother.
"Hut what did your teacher say was the
meaning of 'They shall iuhtr't th
''Oh, she said meek people wero ban
i .. t . i 1
jM. i inau iiuiiii icniie, even Here on
earth, because they had peace in their
own hearts, nnd were not fretted with
angry feelings, or troubled with foolish
wishes for tnoro than they already ha4.
And, mother." added Susail. "I know
all this is true; for I nin sure it makes
mc much happier to forgive those who
ilo me wrong than to tret into a
with them, and hurt them again.
'T am glad you feel so, mv dear."
said Mrs. .Jones. "Xow, put up your
book, nnd co to bed."
And the croud mother, as she kissed
Susan's bright face, thanked f!oi in her
heart that he had given her littlo daugh
ter the "ornament of n meek and ouiet
. . ., i
When Sit-an said her prayers that
night, shs did not forget to pray for
Mary Lee; and very sweet was the
sleep which refreshed her unou her
When, for some littlo insult given,
My imgry passions rise,
I'll think hinv Jesus enine from heaven
And bore his injuries.
The Home Circle.
A Party for the Hard Times.
Ono of the most rirlirrchr parties of
the season "came oil " last evening: at
the residence of one of our retired mer
chants in S street, which was emi
nently in keeping with the times. A
si'" qua null to the invited was for
the ladies appear draped in calico, and
the gentlemen in their summer coats,
and most faithfully did each sex carry
out their portion of tho programme;
and a more tastefully arranged party
ot iatr demoiselles rarely m, els the
eye, than was here congregated. I p
on their heads were rosettes and pend
ants of the varied lined products of
Jjowull. Manchester and J rovulcneo,
At early evening dancing was com
menced, beneath the light of ono burn
er in each chandelier, to the musio of
thrt pinuo, at which tho ladies alterna
ted, and was kept up with unabated
vigor, relieved by occasional charade
performances, till supper time; and
lere the genius of the host in conform
ing to tho times, added mirth to the al
ready happy party. The spacious dining-room
was thrown open, and display
ed a table, set forth, not with costly
plate, but the fruits of the harvest, in
stead. In the center, upon an inverted
tin pail, nicely draped, stood a golden
uinpkin, from whoso eyes and nose
and mouth beamed forth a mellow light,
relieved by the "dips" which adorned
the corners, well secured in goodly
turnips. Yellow dishes of 'lasses gin
gerbread yielded their toothsome stores,
and Cochituato ule, dispensed from
stone pitchers of the true grandma
pattern, iu mugs of delf waro, enhanc
ed the relish for renewed Terpsichorean
liny. Hoston Iranscnpt, .Nov. 11).
A Party for the Hard Times. Save It.
Yes, young man, save it! Tut it in
safe place, and add to it often. We
refer to the half-dime you were about to
expend for a cigar, or tho dimo you are
on tho point of exchanging for n
' drink." (Jet a stout box made, and
whenever you are tempted to spend
your coin for a useless indulgence, drop
it in the said box instead, nnd listen to
its musical jingle. Ah! you havo no
idea how three-cent bits and half-dimes,
and dimes, and (uarleis count up. J!ut
try this savings bank for a year, and
then count your coin, and you will learn
how much money you might have wast
ed. And not only wasted money, but
time precious, priceless time, and form
ed habits of idleness and dissipation,
which cling to the unfortunato possess
or as tho fabled poisonous shirt of Xes
sus clings to him who once puts it on.
Yes, savu your money, young man, and
spend your leisure hours at home, w ith
your mother or your sisters, and occu
py yourself with earnest, judicious stu
dy, and instead of being a hewer of
wood and a drawer of water for others
in your declining days, you will stand a
chaneo of taking rank with tho gre'il
and prosperous, and honored ones of the
What'll They Think?
M'ho cares what they'll think, or
what they'll say concerning ourselves,
so long ns we have the approval of our
own reason and conscience? So long
ns ! " i o' no one, but earnest ly and
hone : ! , j .1 nnr way, about our own bus
iness, and to our own taste, why should
wo care for folly's derision or fashion's
frown? What they'll think and what
they'll say, arc to us as idle scarecrows,
dead carcases of conventionality, which
wc hold in abhorrence and contempt.
We have not shaped our thoughts and
acts to so truculent a standard. Xo in
dependent soul ever did so demean it
And yet, how many waslo their lives,
and fritter away their man and woman
hood in the everlasting ouerv. "Wlml'll
they think?'' They can do nothing
without recurring to this. They are
serls to the world around them bond
slaves to the w hims and caprices of oth
ers. They have no self-rule, no free
dom of opinion or deed. '' hat 11 they
think?" arrange all their households,
fashion theirdrawing-rooins, their feasts,
their equipage, their garments, their
amusements, their sociality, their re
ligion, their everything! l'oor, hamp
ered souls! for every breath they draw
tiierc is a measure of apprehension!
They are unsolved problems of infinite
calculation how to bo nose-led. They
suffer perpetual suspense. They do
nothing w ithout example and pattern.
Society abounds iu such. Men are
often enough of the lot. but women r.f-
tencr. If one hoops, all must hoop; if
ono lloiinces, all must f ounce. Xn
matter whether it is convenient or ,-iru-
dent, they must follow the lead.
" hat U they think?' if one dares
to alone, is their withering fear and
torment. It is a sort of social perdi
tion, from which they are struggling to ,
escape. J ndopondeiice with them is out
of the question. They have lost all du-
sire to be independent. It's how will
tho 1'riggSOS look at it. that determine
them. They must dojust as the I'riggs-
CS (10. to the (logs with l ie 'ro."ses
:ind all their retinue! They are emas
culating society, confusing weak men's
ideas, and making weak women's
minds weaker. Let us have done with
theinterrogatory, ' Whnt'll they think?''
Tho X.ew York Journ il of Commerce
advocates the estahllslnn -1 , t ol debating
societies bythe merchants' clerks an d'ot ti
er young men engaged in active br.siness
during tho dav, as well for recreation as
for improvement and sound instruction.
It refers to the great Ldmund I'.urke
as an instance ol the benelieial influ
ence of such institutions, lie com
menced his oratorical career by taking
part in the debates of the shoemakers'
society, and, having served a hard ap
prenticeship, eventually became the
most eminent sneaker of his dav.
ew:!!,'ull tin instance or two iu
a4T.:..!i. 'jiiite as striking and suggest
ivu as the history of L'urke's early ef
forts. Curiau won his first distinction
iu a debating society. With a small,
awkward figure, an habitual stutter, and
i nice which nas rare! v liecu approach
ed or approachable in ugliness, he had
more dillieulties to meet and overcome
than any of his cotempuraries. lie
grappled them like a man. however.
md threw them. He made several in
effectual efforts to speak at the meetings
of the society of which he was a lneiu-
uer, aim was compeiicu to resume ins
seatin the midst of ill-concealed ridi
cule. Hut time, patience, and prac
tice, were not without their fruits.
His student-sorrows were compensated
by a manhood of unequalled reputa
tion, and the 'little Jesuit of St.
Omers," as the school-boys used to call
him, on account of his old, shabby,
brown coat and abstracted manner, be
came the most brilliantly impulsive,
and the most wierdly imaginative ora
tor that ever wrung a verdict from a
reluctant jury. He himself attributed
his splendid success to the facilities af
forded by the debating society w hich he
(rattan joined the ranks" of a similar
society, lie was the hardest working
student of oratory we know of not
even Demosthenes excepted. He toiled
night nnd day. His early life was one
long soliloquy, l'ef'ore he was out of
his teens, he used to be heard by the
neighbors addressing "Mr. Speaker"
for he already anticipated his brilliant
Parliamentary success. No wonder the
simple-minded auditors of his extrava
gant day-dreaming orations regarded
him ns a lunatic, and took no pains to
conceal their opinion. The debating
society, however, was the Lanista where
he prepared himself for the great com
bats of the great arena on which he af
terwards figured so remarkably.
Siunr. A coquette mi l her lover went to
speering eouplon Ht each oilier. She wrot. :
ou men ti rn iit Is when you woo the maid,
lint tlriils when ihe in irri ago vow is said
... i ... . . ni. i
The lover not to be oul d me, replies hs fol
lows: The charge, denr girl , is e i lly forgiven
Wo find ourselves in h I instead ol iiudmj.
Pascal, Pascal was the great genius
his time. At twelve yea: -, of age,
(says Chateaubriand) ho invented a sys
tem of mathematics; at sixteen, wrote
tho most learned treatise on conic sec
tions that had been seen fur centuries;
nineteen, reduced to machinery a
science that exists ouly iu the mind; at
twenty-three, demonstrated the phenom
enon of the weight of the air, and do
stroyod one of tlie greatest errors of an
cient physics; and by his thirty-ninth
V'ar, had established the language
l.uli was used iu llacine's olavs and
bussiiet a oration.
The Cent and the Eagle.
led man. There was no danger of
his ruining himself by extensive chari
ties. Still, whenever there was a col
lcclion taken up at church, or at a
public' meeting, he always took (aro to
"It looked well to give pnmething,"
he said, "and there was no need of
letting the public know how much you
gave, lie hated ossentatinn for bis
Ho always put a cent in his pock
et on such nn occasion. 1'eople might
think from the rattling that it was gold,
or ntt least silver. Mr. Holdfast was
about to attend an evening meeting for
n charitable purpose, lie accordingly
deposited in bis vest pocket, ns he sup
posed, the usual liberal sum.
This he deposited in the box, with nn
air of conscious liberality lighting uj
When he reached homn, he had occa
sion to open his pocket-book, when, to
his consternation, be discovered a cent
carefully laid away iu a recess. The
eagle w as nowhere to be found!
' tiood Heaven!" exclaimed Simon.-
"I've gone nnd given nwny ten dol
lars to that cursed charity an amount
which, properly laid out, would have
served lor a thousand occasions of the
Simon sat down fjititc overcome; but
Ins family had to sulier lor it lor the
next three months!
Prxrri:Ai.rrr. It is said of Melanc
thon, that when he made an appoint
ment, ho expected not only tho hour,
but the minute to be fixed, that no
tinio might be wasted in the idleness
of suspense; ami of Washington, that
when bis secretary being repeatedly
late in his attendance laid the blame
on ins watch, he said, "you must either
get another watch, or 1 another sec
retary." . -- .
There is a mine of truth in the fol
lowing paragraph from a lecture, by
I!cv. W. H. Mil. m UN. the "blind man
eloquent'' of the M. K. Church South,
entitled, "An Hour's Talk on Woman."
The picture drawn is not one of fancy,
but one that is exhibited in every day
life, in almost every community :
"There i ; one sin, which, if committed
by woman, has no remission in the eyes
of the world. Committed by man. there
is plenteous grace, and fullest absolu
tion. The serpent, enters the lover; he
assails the weakes yet strongest part of
her nature; not openly -fur one glance
of her maiden innocence would blast
him. The language of love is used;
the power of love is wrested from its
made a hellish in
strument. C onhdei cj and the hearts
most, sacred feelings are won! Then
comes the ruin! and the god of this
world our most Christian so icty
drives the woman forth from llden, to
wander a fugitive and an outcast, Imt
'ereVf .1 tin', nun hi' lulu i'Ik must rhm'nlu'il
iiili-iin! The woman is condemned
to woe, world without cud; but the
man is accepted ns an ornament of
our best society. We introduce him
to our wives and daughters; if his
crimes are spoken of, we significantly
hint at 'wild oats,' or speak in studied
phrases of 'youthful indiscretions.'
Mamma suggests that all young men
are a little 'wild,' but marriage cures
them of that, and our young ladies
think him only the more interesting,
bocause he is esteemed a 'fast young
man.' You knowingly permit the rnu
to embrace your daughter in the dance;
you intrust her to his care iu long walks
and rides; you permit the seducer to
lead your daughter to tho altar, and
give him your paternal blessing; and at
the same time soothe yourself into com
placency at being ono of a 'most res
pectublo people,' and a 'most Christian
society.' The fair imago of l!on is de
spoiled and shattered, and the icono
clast is accepted as respectable and wor
Honor the Good.
The truo basis of distinction among
men is not iu position or possession it
not iu the circumstances of life, but
in the conduct.
It matters not how enviaMo a posi
tion a man occupies, nor how much
wealth he has in store; if there bo de
fects in his behavior he is not entitled
to that consideration and respect due to
one who is his superior in a moral point
of view, though he possess neither rich
es nor honors,
1 1 is not that which gives us place,
but conduct w hich makes tho solid dis
tinction. We should think no man
above us but for his virtues, and none
below us but for his vices. Entertain
ing this view wo would seek to emulate
tho good, though it bo found under a
coarse exterior, and pity tho evil, though
it be clothed in the finest garb and
dwell in luxury. We should never bo
come obsequious in the wrong place.
Call no man mean, low or vulgar,
because ho tills tho soil or stands be
fore the work-bench; for iu point of
true worth and real manhood he may
bo much superior to the president of
some bank, some eminent liquor
dealer, or Wr'l street broker,' or the
rich nabob who dwells iu your market
place. There is no saying shocks me so niuo'i
that which I hear very of'teu, "that a
man docs not know how to pass his
tinio." It would havo been but ill spo
ken by Methuselah, in the nine hun
dred and sixty-ninth bear of his life.
BY JOHN G. WHITTIER.
Heap high the fnrnier's wintry lioard!
Ilenp high the Csnlden ('nm!
No richer gift lias Autumn poured
From out her lavish horn.
Let other lands exulting glean
The npple from the pine,
Tlieornnge fioir, Its glossy green
The cluster from tlio vino:
We belter love the Imrdy gift
Our rugged vales bestow,
To cheer us when (he Harm shall drift
Our liarvest-lields wild snow.
Wden spring-time came with flower and dud
And grnse preen and young,
And lie-1 ry Imb'links, in the wood,
lake mad musicians sung.
We dropped the seed o'er bill and plain,
Heiieath the sun of May,
A nd fi iirliieneH from our sprouting graiu
Tho robber-crows awuy.
All through the brightest dnys of June,
Its leuvs grew thin and luir.
And waved in hot midsummer's noon
Its soft and yellow hair.
And now, with Autumn's moonlit eves,
Its harvest time has cuiue.
We pluck away tho frosted leaves,
And bear tlio treasure home.
There, richer than the tabled gift
Of golden showers of old,
Fair hands the broken grain shall sift,
And knead its meal of gold.
Let vapid Idlers loll iu silk
Around their costly board,
Give us the bowl of sainp uml milk,
Ily homespun beiuty poured.
Where'er the wide old kilo I. en hdiirtli
Sends up its sinnky curls,
Who will not thank Hie kindly earth.
And bless our torn-fed girls!
Let earth withhold her goodly root,
I.et mildew blight the rve.
Give to the worm tho orchard's fruit.
The wheat-field to lint fly:
But let the good old crop adorn
The hills our fathers trod;
Ptill let us for His Golden Corn
Send up our thanks to (od.
Give your Child a Paper.
Wc clip the following from an cx
hange. Who wrote it, or where it
came from, are alike unknown to us,
but we cheerfully put it iu circulation,
with our endorsement:
A child beginning to read becomes
delighted with a newspaper, because he
reads the things which are familiar, nnd
will make progress accordingly. A
newspaper in one year is worth a quar
ter's schooling to a child, and every
father must consider the substantial in
formation which is connected with ad
vancement. The mother of a family
being ono of the heads, and licvii:-.' a
more immediate charge of children,
should herself be instructed. A mind
thus fortified against the ills of life,
nnd is braced for any emergency.
Children, amused by reading or study,
arc of course most cousiilc'atc. and
most easily governed. How manvpir-
ents who havo not spent twenty dollars
tor books lor their lamihes, would havo
given hundreds to reclaim a son or
laughter, w ho has ignorantly or thought
lessly fallen into error.
The Fading One.
Did you ever see some member of a
family kaihnw awav gradually, vet
surely and beyond till human help, wast
ing uinler the power ol disease? Around
the house perhaps going cut for the
Iiort walk or the gentle ride; able, it
may lie, to see lriemls, and m a meas
ure to enter into the pleasures nnd pur
suits of life; but growing weaker day by
lay sutlcring, enduring, but slowly
faJitiij. Did you ever see a friend thus,
piece by piece the clayey tabernacle
was being taken down, and the spirit
pluming itself for its free ilight as soon
its prison should fall off?
huch nn one I saw frequently, one
who has now gone to her eternal home.
was very touching to watch the soli-
citudo of all tho family for their droop
ing tlower. the arrangements lor the
visit had been made with reference to
Ur wishes; the temperature of the room
must be n g llated for or comfort; the
easiest chair had been obtained for In r
use. The mother's eve watched her as
she passed around the room, with a
mother s anxiety; the sisters anticipatedJ
every wish of her heart; the little broth
ers hushed their noisy glee nnd stepped
more gently in her presence.
1 watched her, ns in her weakness she
ned upon her loved ones for support,
iipimrintli unconscious of all their at
tentions receiving them as freely as
they were given and thought what a
beautiful provision of a merciful Provi
deneo is tlio funiiy! It is one of the
rare relies of L'deu left to us yet unbro
ken; primitive, heaven-born blessedness.
the world were one great Commune
Socialism, as some would seem to de
sire in these days of wickedness, we
might do well enough in youth and
health and vigor; but what would be
come of the fud'ui'j unn in this selfish
We may well be grateful for fumii
comforts. Wo may well prize them, if
have them uninarred by sickness or
death, for but few families escape a great
while. And when they come, what con
sideration should induce in to spare any
attention w hich can lie given to smoothe
pathway to the tomb? No lapse of
time cau ever take away the bitterness
the recollection of unkin dues., at such
time, after the grave has closed over the
Speak gently of your fhHii'j our.
Hear patiently with all the humors ami
caprices of a mind wo-ikened by dincaso.
Consider no self-denial too great to bo
borne. Hut especially point often to the
necessity of being prepared at any time
death. If possible, disrobe death of
terrors by making it familiar, and
holding cc intercourse upon the great
theme of the soul's immortality alid its
eternal home. Such efforts will bring
consolation in tho hour of sorrow, when
(he weary watchings utul night vigils
and trisls of p;ilicuco shall bo forgotten.
The vicious die early. They fill like
shadows, or tumble like wrecks and
ruins into the grave often while quite
young almost always before forty. The
wicked "liveth not half his days." The
world nt once ratifies the truth and as
signs the reasons, by describing tho dis
solute as "fast men," that is, they live
fast, they spend their twelve hours in
six, getting through the whole before
the meridian, nnd dropping out of sight
and into darkness while others nre in
the glow nnd glory of life "Their sun
is down while it is yet day." And they
might have helped it. Many a one dies
long before he need.
Young men of genius, like T?urns nnd
ISyroti, to whom, when dissipated and
profligate, thirty seven in r i'atnl; and
your obscure nnd nameless "wandering
siars, w uo waste mcir yotllli in i tie r
tine indulgences they cannot live long.
They must die early. They put. on
the steam till they blow up the boiler.
They run at such a rate that the lire
goes out for want of fuel. The machine
ry is destroyed by reckless speed and
rapid wear. Nothing can save thcni.
Their physical system cannot stand the
strain they put to it; while the state tf
their minds is often such that the soul
would cat tho substance of the most ro
bust body,- and make for itself a way of
.. i ... i . , -,
escape from the incessant boll of its own
thoughts. T. Isinney.
A noon XkwsI'.wek. The rcadiii"
of a good and well-conducted newspaper,
even for the short space- of one quarter
of a year, brings more sound instruc
tion, and leaves a deeper impression,
than would be acquired, probably, at
tho bes' school in twelve months.
Talk to the members of a family who
read the papers, and compare their in
f iriuation and intelligence with hose
who do no. The difference is beyond
Suppose a m tin drinks four glasses of
liquor a day, at livo cents a glass, in a '
week he spends 81.1(1, and iu a year he '
spends S72.S0. This will buy the fol
lowing articles: Pour barrels of fb ur, '
say 1; four pairs of boots, say 615; I
forty pounds of buttcrSKl; two hundred
pouuds of beef, ?!; a new hat, 81: a new '
satin vest 81; a bonnet for wife, 85: su- 1
gar-plums fur children fl.Sil; total
If the lower box Iu your'copper pump sticks
fast, ihrow some dot water on the outside and
expand the tube, when it will easily be re
moved. To Psotkct DalKD Facers Tf fruit ,, ,,,
into good line,, or cotton ba alll fim'up
I lllltl V illlincdi itelv afier dr..: ... .. j i i ,
' . , ' .vug, u uaiieu tt
cunitle of limes during the aeiisoii, by putting
iii me oven moderately
warm, keeping them inn dark cl tin the
meantime, the worm will not disturb them.
Another excellent way to protect them from
worms, is to procure eiiipiy liquor barrels and
puck them in. after ilr"ii, n... i n .. .. i
, I anil
cover them up tight, or put them iu other bar-
' , u " wosny or brandy us you
till them up. Country (Jeiitlein m.
Watkii Tkoop Composition f r Lfatiikr One
half pound tallow, ii o :es of turpentine,
'ill nees beeswax. -J nun,-.,. rt,i i
hogs lard. .Melt the materials bv a gentle
heat. Unit the mixture on the. leather a few
hours before using. It should be rubbed ou
new boots or shoes two or three times Itefore
using them. Uy lidding n smalt quantity of
beeswax an excellent l,lnc! hull is bbluiiK-J.
FllCS FOR HcRNfl The u lnl. T . I....
m'i rjj iiiw
proved of late the most viricious remedy for
burns. Sewn iirpnrliiiu i
........ .-.-..a II I'-" ' I'.UiJ
of this substnuce soothe the pit i l ami ellVtu-
..O.. .1 .. .1. . I. . I i
nny riuiue uie mi men pans Iroin the air.
This Minnie remedy swins to m i',.r ,r r.r.i.i..
to collodion or eveu cotton.
To Cl.F.LNSE Fr.Tin-n rtino t .. I. ,1
. . ui i.i, v,.r
witli n stitr brush dipped in hut soapsuds
urn cieau lay mem on a shud or nuy other
clean nlace. where the n.1,1 u.nl r.u '.. i
1 ' - " -T.I. VII III, -111.
W hen thoroughly soaked, let lliein dry iu a
hot sun for six or stveu successive days, sh t
ltin' them up well and turning them over each
I..,, TI..... .1 i a l ,
...j. , niiuuiu ob envereil over Willi a
thick r.hith du riixr 1 1... :,rl.i. i ... .i..
K .l;.., II rAjluiru ill ilia
night air llley will become dump und mildew-
To Ci nvii M. rr .i.
- -- - " o -r.o . .inn iii iiiianBt-l,
th it have become I art! und dirty can bo mads
no ii i y an gnon us new ny rip pi II g tile 111, wash,
big I'" licking nnd picking tne hair free from
Hut llll llches Ulld keenia.r il inadrir mrv
se ' rd days. Whenever tin: tiekiugg.Us dry,
till it lightly with liairaud tack il together. '
To Clear tiik Skin. "Seeing so many of
your correspondents inquiring what lo do to
keep the face, neck and arms free from pim
ples, I must statu that I myself was as dad as I
could be; indeed, my lueo win quite a sight; I
was ashamed of going out. A lady told tun al
ways to wash myself iu warm water, und that
it would soon remove tlitin. I followed her
aiivic ., washed myself in hut water, dried mv.
sell on a coarse intv-l. un.l tl,..u - l.i. ..I ... ..
face over lightly with Hour, an I in Hie short
piceoi iwoive nays my couinle io.i became
CoNCNiiRVMS.- Why was rimruoh's daughter
like a bioker? IWnust she got a little prophet
irom I lie rutliri ou the biuks.
What animal has the most brains? Give It
up. lliedog; ha lias a l.aykmit full of 'em.
For the News.
I nm composed of 1ft letters.
My IB,. VI, 5,0, 6 is acounty In Ohio.
My Ml, 'I, 7, 1C la u town lu Kuasia.
.My l't, I--!, fl, II, la, i.'l isaconntry in Abia.
My Hi, 3, H. I, 7 la a river iu Krunce.
My U, 10, is usea in the Eastern Conti-
My 11,1, (I, 0, C is group of Wlunda In Po
lynesia. My .'I, 10, 4,1, IS, fi is a city In Hindnostaii.
My I I, 1, 5, It, , 16 iau country iu South
A merl a.
My 0, G, 10 is a river in Southern Europe.
My whole Is an American city, together
Willi the country of which ilia th- capital.
IoiNl IT VI' iilloWN. At Hitchcock
ville, t't., n few evenings since, at a corn
husking, UH bushels were busked, -HI
girls kissed, 5 "engaged," and every
body at home before 10 o'clock, llitch
eockville iiiu.t be a nice place to live in.
Itrvnni rvp I'm ii'i-nvv 'I'd.. r.
lice of Newark, N. J., numbering 1G
men and 4 officers, held n meeting a few
dajs ago, and subscribed enough to pur
chase H5 barrels of flour, (o be distributed
among flic poor and destitute, nnd have
promised to provide more if necessary.
fJfrrA rKiuti.v. (i utla pcrcha dif
fers from caoutchouc in its external
character, being very solid and un-
yielding nt common temperatures, liav
; nig foincthing of the character of born,
but being quite plastic at two hundred
and twelve degrees, nt which tempera
ture it can be pressed and moulded in
to any required form, from the simplest
form of a tumbler or plate, to tho rich
carving of a picture frame nnd the mi
nute lines of n medal.
TllK P.cssian Jis astkm. A letter'
from Cronstadt, of the 11th OetnWr,
st.-tfes that the number on board the Le
fnrt line-of-ballle-ship, which latviy
foundered in the ltallie, nmountod t
2,0011 including her crew of' H0(l( nnd;
not. 1,1)0(1 men, as was stated: in the first
report. One man nlone has, W; saved,
and he was washed ashoro on the island;
A Mi sic.w. Rat.-A few days dinco
Mrs. Meriauiof l'rooklyn, was surprised
by a sound behind the meat-safe, like
the singing of a bird. On searching for
the cause, sho discovered that the song
ster was a rut. which ran away on being
disturbed, and its auditors (several rats
behind tho ceiling) also retreated in
much haste. Since then, the songster rat
lias returned several times, and sings
two or three times in the twenty-four-hours,
with the exception of Thursday,,
on which day tho songster was absent
all the day and evening, and we felt muelb
solicitude for its safety. Yesterday and;
to-day, it has made its nppearaneo.
This rat imitates the singing of canary
birds' and the cooing of the doves. We
place food at the place the songster fro
(iients, and as we do not keep a t'it
there is reason to expect this rat wilt
epeat its songs. Journal of ('ommcreo,.
'. ' i - s jury at Battcr.sca, Eng
land, has found a schoolmistress named.
Mceres. ( Squcers?) guilty of causing
tho death of a little girl by starvation.
The following touching bit of writing
was found scribbled with a pencil in
the pocket of a little fellow named Tin
dall, one of the pupils of this horrible
academy, and one of the witnesses-produced
before the jury. Corfesjioiidencc
with parents or friends was, of course,
ngaiiist the rules of such an establish
ment. The wretched child bail, sur
reptitiously written the following letter
to the tender father who had placed him
with Mrs. Meeres :
"-Vy Aitr l'lijiu: I lue- you. aro
quite well, but 1 am very sorry that
you forgot about me on my birthday,
and I hope you will remember uiu anoth
cr. I write these lines to tell you how
I am treated. I am treated very budly.
We only have rice, half-raw, and three
potatoes, but no meat for diuiiei;, and
for tea and breakfast only breaif and
treacle, and sometimes only dry bread.
We are half-starved, and if you do not
come and letch mo on Christmas, I shall
be crying all the time, llemeinber me
ou Christmas. Excuse mo writing in
pencil. 1 am your affectionate son,
G. F. TINDALL.''
In consequence of the treatment, of
which the particulars hero mentioned
are some of tho mildest, the girl, Maria
ISailey, died; whenco the inquest, with
the result we have mentioned. Tho
principal tcs'iino ly as to the cause of
death was that of Mr. Richardson, n
surgeon, who concluded his evidence by
deposing that ''he had not tho Ie;t hes
itation in saying that the death cf the
deceased had been caused front insuffic
ient and improper food, want of cloth,
ing, and absolute neglect rd" cleanli
ness." Little Tindall slept i his
clothes, "because it was bo cold' nud
had ''a shirt suinctuiir-n oitco ti fortnicTit."
The bed-room was a sort of cupboard.
There were no lights or fire. After tho
potatoes were boiled, the liquor was giv
en to tho children, "and they were told
it was broth." The breakfast was dry
bread, with water. There were neither
knives, forks, nor unit, and only threo
plates iu the house for twenty-one child
ren to feed from. There were "no reg
ular lesons iu this little pandemonium,
(ieorgo Tindall knew some of the Com
mandments, but had not been taught
them by Mrs. Meeres.
The following letter, evidently intend
ed for the "Retired I'llysieian," was
found lying around loose.
KONEYPROCK, Orgus 28, 1857.
Doctor H. James.
I see by yure aJvurtiretnent in thn
iu;.:r'."pors that yurc sands uv lifu
line i ccrly rtftl owt. i had no idao
san 1 w us so skecree in yuro uaibeihud.
we have got ii big ilaud here about tu
mile long ihcre cny qwantity uv sand
ken bo lug up & ewsed very cxteneive
lor Luiuing purposes. J:, yu nr most
owli wudo like to tu git a Order to ship
yu sum tnoro veil checpe. the sand is
not so Tine mabeo as sum yuvo eeen.
1? ut ef yu wil bio in the nu-.epapcrs Si
git the cditurs tu say it was gude it
it wudo du l'irst rate, llow mutch
wudo yu yews in a yero & how unit -h
wude yu give a Ilogshed fur it. und pay
tho l'ratc? J'Urcs respeck fill y,
Doctor H. James. H. B. SMITH.
V. S. Whi clout yu save the S.uid wen
it runs owt Si, yews it again:? Ill' yu
Wud niieks sum ni ull.isscs wilh tho band
H. B. S.